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The Canadian Dollar (CAD) will strengthen less than previously forecasted against the US Dollar over the coming year due to the global uncertainty and expected interest rates by the Bank of Canada (BOC), according to a Reuters poll.

Key points (Source: Reuters)

  • Thursday’s poll of more than 40 currency analysts expects the CAD to 1.33 per US Dollar in one month from now. As of writing, USD/CAD is trading at 1.3230.
  • The loonie is then expected to rebound to 1.3050 in 12 months vs August’s prediction of  1.2946.  

On Wednesday, the Bank of Canada kept rates unchanged at 1.75% and refrained from signaling rate cuts in the near future.  

The money markets, however, see about a 50% chance of a rate cut at the Oct. 30 announcement.